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6:00am

Sat December 20, 2014
Mountain Life

Five Places Eagle County Locals Say Not To Miss

A stunning vista off the Colorado River Road in Eagle County, Colorado
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Heading to the slopes of Vail or Beaver Creek? There are also a wealth of places outside the ski resorts that locals say you can’t miss. Here's five that highlight the diverse topographical and cultural makeup of the 1,692 square mile county.

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3:28am

Sat December 20, 2014
All Tech Considered

Tech Week: Sony's Cyber Woes, And A Coating To Ease Ketchup's Flow

Sony Pictures was forced to cancel the release of its film The Interview this week after the hacking group, Guardians of Peace, threatened theaters that planned to screen the movie.
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The big story in tech this week was Sony's continuing cyber troubles following the hack of its computer network late last month. The FBI formally accused North Korea of the cyberattack Friday.

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4:22pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Business

A Milestone Reached For Northern Colorado's Windy Gap Project

Signing of the Windy Gap Firming Project Carriage Contract and Record of Decision. L to r Mike Applegate, President , Northern Water Board of Directors, Mike Ryan, Great Plains Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Bill Brown, Vice-President, Mun
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The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has signed a record of decision and carriage contract for the Windy Gap Firming Project according to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. The project, if constructed, would create the 90,000 acre-foot Chimney Hollow Reservoir southwest of Loveland.

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5:30am

Fri December 19, 2014
Agriculture

Labeling Food GMO-Free Is Now A Multi-Billion Dollar Business

In a lab at Food Chain ID in Fairfield, Iowa, technician Tammy Raman works with samples that will be tested to determine if they contain any genetic modifications.
Credit Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media

Demand for products that don’t contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, is exploding.  

Many food companies are seeking certification that their products don’t have any genetically modified ingredients, and not just the brands popular in the health food aisle. Even plain Cheerios, that iconic cereal from General Mills, no longer contains GMOs.

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2:03am

Fri December 19, 2014
All Tech Considered

For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Originally published on Sat December 20, 2014 2:11 pm

Cubans try to connect to the ETECSA server during a May 9 service outage as they wait with other customers outside the offices of the state telecom monopoly in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's government has blamed technological problems on a U.S. embargo. Critics of the government have said it deliberately strangles the Internet to mute dissent. Changing U.S.-Cuba relations may prove who's right.
Franklin Reyes AP

This week's historic agreement between the U.S. and Cuba to reinstate diplomatic relations after decades of silence could launch a digital revolution in the island nation.

According to the White House, only 5 percent of Cubans have access to the open Internet, comparable to North Korea. As part of the deal, that could change overnight.

Status Check

Maribel Fonseca, a teacher in Miramar, Cuba, has never seen the Internet. A few of her more privileged students have been online.

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